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Wurttemberg, Knight's Cross 2nd Class of the Order of Frederick with Swords from the production of the Stuttgart Mint on the original ribbon. Made from silver and gilded silver. The swords are connected to the cross through rings and eylets. No damage to the enamel. The swords to the order were added in 1870. About 6300 knight's crosses 2nd class with swords have been awarded.
Decorative knight's cross of a world war hero.
King Wilhelm I. of Wuerttemberg issued the Fredrick Order in memory of his father on January 1, 1830. The order was split into 4 classes on January 3, 1856. Swords for awards for bravery were added September 19, 1870, together with splitting up the knight cross class in a 1st and 2nd.
King Wilhelm II. of Wuerttemberg expanded on the initial structure of this order and added on August 11, 1892, the golden Merit Medal as well as on March 6, 1899, the crown to the Grand Cross.
The order was manufactured by Court Jeweler Friedrich Steinam until 1886, Court Jeweler Eduard Foehr from 1886 to 1916, The Kings Mint between 1915 to 1918, Jeweler Otto Wennberg during 1903/04 and 1914/15 (knight’s crosses 1st and 2d class only), Court Jeweler Carl Zinser for 1914 (knight’s crosses 1st class only) and the Jeweler Berg and Cie for one Grand Cross set.